Gibbes Museum of Art
This event has been canceled.
Saturday, June 26 from 10am-4pmDiscover the magic of the folded paper hinge to create fun pop-up wonders. Participants will build a range of amazing structures, from clever cards to a multi-layered, accordion-fold diorama within its own hard book cover. There will be a 30 minute lunch break in the Lenhardt Garden, and students are encouraged to bring a bagged lunch or to visit our delicious partner cafe Harken and receive 10% off by showing your Gibbes admission sticker.
$85 Members | $100 Non-members*A 3% credit card fee will apply
Jen Swearington was an artist-in-residence at the Gibbes from February 22 - April 4, 2021. She studied fine art and art history, earning a BFA from Pratt Institute in 1997 and an MFA from the Savannah College of Art and Design in 2000, then spent one year as an Artist-in-Residence at Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts and has taught workshops at the John C. Campbell Folk School.
Suggested Materials1 pack card stock in multiple colors (I like Astrobrights available at Staples, Target, etc)
1 ruler (I prefer metal or metal-edged)1 cutting mat, at least 9” x 11”White glue (like Elmer’s)Paper scissorsScotch tapeBookbinder’s bone folder, or you can use your scissor handleX-acto knife with at least 5 bladesSharpened pencil and eraserDrawing media: Pens, etc. (I like Pilot Precise V5 or V7 at Staples)A paintbrush for spreading glueBook board or two back covers off old notebooks (NOT corrugated cardboard)Collage material: imagery, photos, papers, etc. that can be cut upInspiration material: sketches, imagery, text, poetry, quotes, photos, etc.